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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ Reaches Platinum Status in 5 Days

If you have Internet connection or live in New York City where the mysterious ads for 4:44 abound then we’re willing to bet you, like us, have been in a rap utopia with Jay-Z‘s latest. The confessional new album has been analyzed endlessly by fans and journalists alike. Even those without Tidal subscriptions were learning…

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Kendrick Lamar Releases Intense Visual For ‘Element.’

Something that makes Kendrick Lamar so interesting to watch is that his audience can track his progression. From the initial promise shown across his mixtape deliveries to the fully developed and ever-changing sounds and themes of his albums to the visual creative eye behind his music videos, he never ceases to amaze. We’ve reached a…

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Audio: SZA, “Doves In The Wind” feat. Kendrick Lamar

It’s hard to think of a relatively new female R&B artist whose garnered as much of a cult fan-base as TDE’s own SZA. Since the release of her 2014 EP, Z, fans have never ceased in their quest for the songbird’s debut album. To our joy, our efforts have paid off and the finish line…

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Solange Debuts ‘SCALES’ Performance Piece at the Menil Collection & Pérez Art Museum Miami

Recently, our own Solange composed and choreographed two performances described as an “examination of protest as a meditation through movement and experimentation of unique compositions and arrangements from ‘A Seat at the Table’.” Set in museums, each performance gives space to Black artistry and patronship, and turns the idea of museum exhibitions as we know…

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Franchesca Ramsey Lands Comedy Central Show

I first encountered Franchesca Ramsey the way most people did: Shit White Girls say to Black Girls. Having gone to a PWI (a predominately white institution), watching Franchesca check off every microaggression of my college was years was both hilarious and cathartic. Unsurprisingly, this led to a firestorm of opposition which landed her a seat…

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Join Saint Heron For An Exclusive Cultural Series at FORM Arcosanti

Hot on the heels on of our Afropunk stage announcement, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be debuting our Saint Heron House cultural series at this year’s FORM Arcosanti. Join us in Arizona for The Secret Life of Plants installation, a special panel discussion edition of Roll Back, Say That, and a Soul Cleansing Jam…

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Saint Heron Auditions For Musicians In NYC & Los Angeles Areas

Saint Heron is currently searching for musicians in New York, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Vocalists, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, and horn players are encouraged to send in a 3 minute video along with a short bio and photo to auditions@saintheron.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Mariah Carey & Epic Records Join to Launch New Label

When Mariah Carey‘s “Fantasy” was released with a feature from Ol’ Dirty Bastard, she would usher in a groundbreaking shift in the musical landscape. Never before had R&B and Hip Hop collided to create a mainstream pop masterpiece. She would continue to take musical risks like this and others would replicate her formula. As a…

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Dave Chappelle Talks Friendship With Prince, Leaving The ‘Chappelle Show’, & New Netflix Series on ‘CBS This Morning’

Dave Chappelle is as known for his privacy as his humor. After leaving the acclaimed Chappelle Show, he has only granted interviews on a case by case basis, preferring to live a relatively quiet life with his family. But recently, he’s been slowly coming back onto stages across America and soon he’ll be back on…

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Solange Stuns in Red As The Cover Star For The Newest Issue of ELLE

Solange had a banner year to close out 2016 with the release of her studio album A Seat at the Table, and it just keeps getting better through 2017. She reached No. 1 on the charts, scored a Grammy nomination for “Cranes In The Sky,” and performed at The White House prior to The Obama’s…

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The Macon 7 Return In New Trailer For ‘Underground’ Season 2

Warning! Spoilers to follow.. When we last saw our beloved cast, Underground‘s Macon 7 things were bittersweet. Rosalee (Journee Smollett-Bell) and Boo (Danielle Stewart) had made it to freedom and the audience was introduced to Aisha Hinds as Harriet Tubman (a never before seen photo of whom has recently been discovered). However, Noah (Aldis Hodge),…

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Lionel Richie To Produce Sammy Davis Jr. Biopic

Sammy Davis Jr. was an anomaly. He was Black and Jewish in a town unfriendly to both. In a country that prefers silence from its celebrities, Sammy Davis Jr. used his voice to draw attention to Civil Rights. As a respected singer and member of the Rat Pack, the acclaimed entertainer reached massive success simply…

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